Best Mobile Games For Basketball Fans

In recent times, mobile gaming has taken off in a big way with games like PUBG Mobile, League of Legends, and Call of Duty Mobile all making their mark.

This along with the fact that gaming phones are becoming increasingly affordable has also helped mobile gaming take off.

While the mobile gaming scene has typically been dominated by MOBAs and shooters, this doesn’t mean that sports fans have been left on the wayside.

Far from it actually…

So, lace up your Jordans and let’s hit the court as we take a look at the best mobile games for basketball fans.

  1. Basketball Mania

Remember all those hours spent at the arcade throwing hoops?

Well, if you loved those old-school arcade games, then Basketball Mania is definitely the game for you.

Just like the real thing, you need to get the ball through the hoop as many times as you can for a higher score. Win in-game coins that will net you even more balls.

Change the background or switch your ball type – the choice is yours.

Warning: this game is surprisingly addictive.

  1. Freestyle Mobile

Freestyle Mobile combines hip-hop, street basketball culture, and anime onto a single platform.

Seasoned players will be familiar with the classic 3 on 3, half-court set up that brings streetball right to your fingertips.

Or if that’s not your jam, then dominate your friends in multiplayer or challenge them to 1v1 matches.

And that’s not all you’ll get when you play Freestyle Mobile. You can unlock new moves, improve your player’s skills, and win accessories to create your own unique style.

Gameplay is smooth and you can even communicate with your teammates via real-time communication.

  1. NBA Jam – Mobile Basketball Games

Fans of the classic NBA Jam game will be thrilled to see this one on the list.

Originally released for the NES and PlayStation, NBA Jam – Mobile Basketball Games brings this classic onto the mobile platform.

Perfectly ported, NBA Jam is a dose of serious fun and massive nostalgia as you take control of legends like Kobe and Shaq. Challenge the AI or your friends to 2 vs 2 battles and shove, steal, and dunk your way to victory.

If you’ve played the classic NES or PS version of NBA Jam, you’ll feel right at home, but that’s not all there is to it.

NBA Jam also features support for Android TV and comes with a campaign mode if you’re playing on your own. The only downside here is that NBA Jam is only available on Android.

  1. NBA LIVE Mobile Basketball

Say what you will about the folks at Electronic Arts but NBA Live Mobile Basketball is a fairly decent game.

You get excellent graphics and smooth controls in a single package. And because NBA Live is officially supported by the NBA, you have access to just about every NBA team and player on the roster.

Besides that, there’s online multiplayer, live events, and a variety of game modes where you get to shoot hoops.

If you can look past EA’s freemium tendencies, then you’re left with a solid game which puts you into the shoes of the greats.

  1. Basketball General Manager 2019

Sometimes, you just want to take a break from shooting hoops and manage your own team of players… And this is where Basketball General Manager 2019 comes into play.

Put on your best suit and start managing your own NBA team as you recruit, train, and put your players through the paces – all without having to worry about the pesky paperwork.

If you’re feeling competitive, you can have your team face off against other managers in multiplayer mode. Best of all, Basketball General Manager 2019 is free-to-play unlike the other games on this list.

There you have it, a selection of some of the most fun and addictive mobile basketball games on the market today. And if you like basketball, here are the top 10 most underrated NBA players of all time. Take a look!